Chagid Bacha, a 27-year-old Venezuelan, emigrated to Lebanon to escape inflation, repression, and the collapse of public services in Venezuela. Protests erupted in Lebanon because of the same issues, but everything worsened after the August 4 explosion.
Systems and Safety
In the wake of a deadly landslide, those living and working in the jade mines of Hpakant, Kachin State, Myanmar share their challenges and visions for a more transparent and justly regulated industry.
These criminal actors threaten fragile species, forcing an international coalition to track them down.
This comic tells the story of one imagined Kachin man searching for jade in Hpakant. He dreams of finding a valuable stone and buying his daughter a bicycle, only to perish in the Gwi Hka landslide.
With workers sick and workforces depleted, two Mississippi poultry plants have permission to ratchet up processing line speeds to increase production during the pandemic—at the risk, union leaders say, of worker safety in one of the country’s most dangerous industries.
Roberto Primero Luis set out across the U.S.-Mexico border last year as previous Guatemalan migrants had. But the crossing has changed.
Hpakant, in Myanmar’s Kachin State, is the epicentre of a multibillion-dollar jade mining industry in which thousands risk their lives every day hoping to strike it big and earn their golden ticket out of poverty.
In 2013, Somalia’s federal government wanted to create a counter-terrorism combat force to take on Islamist militants al-Shabab, which seeks to overthrow the government. After negotiations with the United States, an elite special forces unit was created in 2014: the Danab (“Lightning”) Brigade.
Although training and interactions between Burkinabe security and the US military appear widespread and regular, the United States’s military involvement in Burkina Faso is opaque.
This investigation reveals the scale of operations of America’s elite combat troops in Africa.
Military-grade surveillance keeps watch over Baltimore and city protests, but catches few criminals.
Nabali Khaled Salameh's business Mike Salameh Crown Plaza fills a void in an underserved area that until last year hadn't had a major grocery store in 20 years.
In the last twenty years, according to the U.S. Border Patrol, roughly 8,000 migrants have died in on the border while trying to get into this country. This is the story of one of them.
Officially, the United States has one military base in Africa. But extensive reporting has revealed the existence of a network of secret military bases and outposts across the continent.
A multifaceted look at jade mining in Kachin State, Myanmar, where despite longstanding calls for reform, July saw another deadly landslide in the weakly-regulated industry.
The 1857 Project tells the story of race in St. Louis, Missouri, and Illinois. The 1857 Dred Scott decision denying blacks humanity and the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates were the prelude to Civil War.
Italy, a country whose history is rife with pandemics and once the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Europe, offers harsh lessons in containment, testing, and economic salvation.
Indonesia has seen a significant increase of medical waste during the pandemic. However not many hospitals have proper medical waste treatment. So how do they get rid of tons of waste?
Land rights have always been a tricky issue in Bengal, and women are at the risk of losing their land rights because of illiteracy. However, technology has been helping them to maintain land ownership.
As the world tries to contain COVID-19 pandemic, how are already-vulnerable and water-scarce communities in Nile River basin containing the disease while ensuring local economies do not collapse?
Sabrina Shankman reports on the growing fears of residents in South Portland, Maine, as they try to solve a mystery: Are the fumes emanating from storage tanks of the nation's easternmost oil port harming their kids?
The Los Angeles Times is profiling victims in California of the COVID-19 pandemic, both to memorialize them and better understand the virus.
Since leaving the service, Dustin Jones, USMC veteran and filmmaker, has lost more friends to suicide than he did in combat. Jones, a Columbia Journalism School Reporting Fellow, follows Marine veteran Bill Kirner as he struggles with PTSD and suicide.
Paula Bronstein's focus is Ukraine's vulnerable, fragile elderly population trapped by an endless war that sees their lives frozen by conflict, impoverished, living in dilapidated homes.
Wisconsin National Guard members overseeing the training of Ukrainian armed forces proved reluctant characters in the impeachment case against President Donald Trump.
Tigers, elephants, and other large, charismatic animals are much beloved in the west but, as Pulitzer Center grantee Rachel Nuwer explains, they pose a dire threat to the livelihoods and lives of people who must live with them on a daily basis.
“What Went Wrong?” is a citizen journalism project that focuses a critical lens on failed foreign aid interventions.
In Nome, Alaska, a city reckons with a crisis of unaddressed sexual violence, reports Victoria Mckenzie.
Author and journalist Christopher de Bellaigue reports on assisted dying and euthanasia practices in North America and Europe.
Meet journalist Lauren-Brooke Eisen, who reported on private-public prison initiatives in New Zealand and Australia aimed at reducing recidivism.
Meet journalist Anna Filipova, who is examining how melting permafrost in the northernmost village in Greenland affects the residents' lives.
Old buildings in Havana sometimes collapse without warning, killing or injuring their occupants. Journalist Katherine Lewin discusses the crisis. She traveled to Cuba with journalist Tracey Eaton.
In 1960, about 100,000 turkeys in England suddenly died. Could grain contamination be the cause? Roxanne Scott explores how Nigerian farmers are planning to recover from aflatoxin contamination.
New Zealanders are now the largest group inside Australian immigration detention centers. Journalist Sylvia Varnham O'Regan discusses her reporting on this increasingly divisive issue.
Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan has been dealing with one it didn’t foresee: senior crime.
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have triggered a spike in sexual and gender-based violence. Pulitzer grantee Ejiro Umukoro has spent the lockdown reporting on Nigeria’s shadow pandemic of violence against women and children.
Journalist considers her "Battle to the Ballot Box" project, the inspiration behind her reporting, and her future stories.
The "Bringing Stories Home" reporting initiative continues to support and promote local newsrooms, strengthening community voices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The right to vote is essential to the functioning of our government. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about how to vote, your voting rights, and basic American civics.
The Focus on Justice series continues as Frank Carlson, Alec Karakatsanis and Ricky Kidd discuss the criminalization of poverty including the challenges of receiving legal aid from a public defender.
The Pulitzer Center-supported "Mapping Makoko" combines technology, data visualization, and multimedia journalism in an effort to put one of Africa's most unique slums on the map.
Mission Local's Pulitzer Center-supported project "How Do We Survive?" covers San Francisco's undocumented community, exploring the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on one of the area's most vulnerable groups.
Carol Rosenberg speaks about her nearly two decades of experience reporting on Guantanamo’s detainees, its military commissions, and the U.S. military.
Playwright Sarah Shourd and Rhodessa Jones, director of The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, tackle trauma, racism, mass incarceration and the role of art to celebrate - and heal - the individual.
This year's winners will investigate the intersection of exoneration projects with prison abolition theory and the effects of coronavirus on Islamophobia in India.
The Seattle Times was recognized for their work covering the lives of those affected by deportation.
Jon Sawyer on how the Pulitzer Center is adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.
In this lesson, students explore the concept of triage in Missouri's public defender system, and more broadly across the United States.
This resource includes quotes, key terms/names/historical events, and guiding questions for each of over 30 essays and creative works that compose The 1619 Project.
Students evaluate how climate change is impacting the land, people and wildlife on Cape Cod through close reading of the article "At the Edge of a Warming World" from The Boston Globe.
In this 30-45 minute lesson, students evaluate how a photojournalist composes portraits of elderly women in Japanese prisons using details from interviews.
Students will use information from a multimedia story to examine and debate different strategies for combating mosquito-transmitted illnesses.
In this lesson, students listen to a journalist discuss their reporting and then write a commentary. Students were expected to ask questions, take plenty of notes, and come up with a thesis...
After reading Erik Vance's The Science Behind Miracles, students discuss what it means to have a “limitless” world and whether or not science has anything to do with achieving the impossible.
This unit asks middle school students to explore the varying roles beliefs play in people's lives through the lenses of world religions, science, and social relationships.
The following lesson plan explores the concept of suggestibility through taste tests and discussion. Students will learn about the role suggestibility plays in various aspects of their lives.
This lesson was designed for high school or college science courses. Students will conduct an experiment and discuss the historic and current role of hypnosis in the medical landscape.
Students investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to understand how journalists use various mediums to tell different accounts of Ukraine's internally displaced persons.
Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.